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Science & Technology in Action

The 10th edition of Science & Technology in Action was recently launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Suillivan. It should now be in all schools and has various on line resources that should be of value to teachers when preparing a Transition Year Science programme or getting ideas for projects to enter competitions such as SciFest & Young Scientist.

SMART Futures

Smart Futures is a government-industry programme providing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers information to second-level students, parents, teachers and careers guidance counsellors in Ireland.

Pumped Film Competition 2015

Bayer, the Irish Heart Foundation and the Federation of Irish Sport have teamed up to provide students with the opportunity to tell from their perspective how they feel about a range of important health & fitness topics.

Chris Hadfield

If you have any space questions that you'd like to ask @Cmdr_Hadfield after his talk @tcddublin on Saturday contact Peter Gallagher via Twitter @petertgallaghe

Institute of Physics in Ireland Silver Medal 2014

Four students shared the top place in physics in the 2014 Leaving Certificate, while a student from Belfast took the top award in Northern Ireland A-Level physics. Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English, presented the Institute of Physics in Ireland silver medals to the students at an event in the RDS on 9th December.

Dr Peter Start RIP - a founding member of ISTA

It is with great saddness that we have discovered the recent death of one of our founding members Dr Peter Start from UCD. He was also one of the original judges of the Young Scientist Exhibition.

SEAI One Good Idea - win a weekend away!

SEAI’s schools competition invites students to come up with their One Good Idea to inspire people to make small lifestyle changes that will use energy more efficiently and help tackle climate change. Every teacher who submits a proposal is entered into a draw to win a weekend away!! Closing date for proposals is 15th December 2014.

Access Science: calling all citizen scientists

Access Science: calling all citizen scientists. Contact us at or on Twitter @dickahlstrom with your scientific input, observations and questions you would like answered.

SSPC National Crystal Growing Competition

To celebrate International Year of Crystallography, the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), has launched a national crystal growing competition, which is open to primary and post-primary students in Ireland!

The Irish Lab Awards 2014

The Winners of the Irish Laboratory Awards 2014 have been announced. Well done to CBS, Kilkenny who were shortlisted and will receive a finalist certificate. This is three in a row for CBS. Already winners in the ISTA Senior Science Quiz, next week Simon Kieran Bluett, one of their students will receive a gold medal from IoP for top result in the Leaving Cert Physics 2014.